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More Foreign Companies Invest in Holland in 2018: 10,000 extra jobs

A total of 372 foreign companies such as Giant, Timberland and DAZN generated 9,847 additional jobs in the Netherlands in 2018. Collectively, these companies contributed 2.85 billion euros to our economy. These jobs and investments are credited to the Invest in Holland network, which consists of the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA) – the investment promotion agency of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy – its regional partners (among which InnovationQuarter), and the Holland International Distribution Council (HIDC). In the previous year, 2017, 357 companies invested 1.67 billion euros in our country.

InnovationQuarter and Greentown Labs announce the “BOSteRDAM” Cleantech Link to provide startups access to new markets

Regional development agency InnovationQuarter and Greentown Labs, the largest cleantech incubator in the United States, launched the “BOSteRDAM” cleantech link during a Netherlands offshore wind delegation visit to Greentown Labs on October 18. BOSteRDAM is a two-week market expansion program which facilitates a soft-landing location for Dutch entrepreneurs with an interest in the Greater Boston Area, and for American cleantech entrepreneurs with the ambition to do business in the Netherlands.

MOU on Shore Power Study Signed between Heerema Marine Contractors, Eneco and Port of Rotterdam

Heerema, Eneco and the Port of Rotterdam Authority have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly perform a feasibility study on the creation of shore power infrastructure in the Calandkanaal. The MOU represents a major step towards developing a Shore Power Connection in the Calandkanaal (SPCC) and to provide Heerema’s fleet with sustainable power inshore. The parties have created a consortium to explore the opportunities and are looking for marine partners who are willing to co-accelerate the energy transition.

Norwegians excited about Dutch maritime solutions

On April 24th and 25th InnovationQuarter and Netherlands Maritime Technology have organized a Technology Exchange Roadshow (TER) to Aalesund, Norway. A group of eight Dutch maritime companies presented their new technologies and innovations to Norwegian ship designers. The Dutch solutions proved relevant and the participants turned home with useful business contacts and a wealth of information on the Norwegian market.

Inspiring first Drecht Cities International meeting at Bolidt

On April 19th, the first Drecht Cities International network meeting took place at Bolidt, expert in synthetic applications like flooring, ship decks and wearing courses. Some 25 participants were welcomed by Anouk van Eekelen, vice-mayor of Drecht Cities, at the Bolidt headquarters in Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht. The event was a joint effort of Drecht Cities, InnovationQuarter and Deal

TerugblIQ – InnovationQuarter 2017 Annual Report

In 2017, InnovationQuarter attracted a record number of foreign companies to West Holland, made 23 new investments and established over 50 innovative partnerships between companies. These annual results mean that the agency has had yet another record 12-month period in its fourth year of existence. This is evident from TerugblIQ, the 2017 Annual Report, which is published today. InnovationQuarter’s activities in 2017 led to € 146 million of additional private investment and the creation of more than 1,500 high-quality jobs in the region.

Strong growth of foreign companies in West Holland

In 2017, some 115 foreign companies opened an office or expanded their business in West Holland. These firms are expected to create in excess of 2,300 new jobs and to invest more than half a billion euros in the region. Since 2014, The Hague Business Agency, Rotterdam Partners and InnovationQuarter have been actively collaborating to place the region in the global spotlight and to attract and support foreign companies. This has paid off: over 30% of international companies that set up business in the Netherlands last year chose West Holland, compared to 20% in 2014.

YES!Delft and UtrechtInc in Top 10 Global Business Incubators

Dutch business incubators were ranked again by UBI global for the top business incubators 2017/2018. YES!Delft ranked second, and UtrechtInc ranked tenth. This was announced on Thursday night in Toronto during the World Incubation Summit. The two Dutch incubators receive international recognition for their support of startups.

Rotterdam Port Fund and InnovationQuarter strengthen growth McNetiq

Rotterdam Port Fund and InnovationQuarter have acquired a majority interest in McNetiq bv, a Rotterdam technology company that has placed an innovative magnet anchoring on the market.

Foreign Direct Investment in 2017 accounted for more than 12,500 jobs in the Netherlands

Through foreign direct investment 357 foreign companies, including Netflix, Merck Performance Materials and Jellice, generated 12,686 additional jobs in the Netherlands last year contributing 1.67 billion euros to the Dutch economy. These impressive results are credited to the Invest in Holland collective, which consists of the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA), an operational unit of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, together with various regional partners.

Record number of foreign companies invest in The Hague

In 2017, 54 foreign companies opened an office or expanded their business in The Hague. This was accomplished with the assistance of The Hague Business Agency and InnovationQuarter, the acquisition partners of the City of The Hague. These companies are expected to create 788 new jobs within three years and invest a total of 60 million euros in the city.

The Netherlands in Top 10 in Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2018

The Netherlands ranked 9th internationally in attracting, developing and retaining talent, according to the Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2018. The Dutch cities Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam ranked respectively 11th, 27th and 34th. The index is published by INSEAD, the Business School for the World, in partnership with the Adecco Group and Tata Communications.

Forbes names the Netherlands No. 3 Best Country for Business

The Netherlands is the No. 3 Best Country for Business, says Forbes. The annual ranking placed the Netherlands above other European countries including Ireland, Germany and France. Rounding out the top five on the best countries list are the UK, New Zealand, Sweden and Canada.

RAMLAB unveils world’s first class approved 3D printed ship’s propeller

Following a rigorous testing process, verified by Bureau Veritas, the world’s first class approved 3D printed ship’s propeller, the WAAMpeller, has been unveiled at Damen Shipyard Group’s headquarters in the Netherlands. This ground-breaking success is the result of a close collaboration between RAMLAB, Promarin, Autodesk, Bureau Veritas and Damen.